MultiStar Family - AR Deutschland GmbH



MultiStar Family - AR Deutschland GmbH
MultiStar Family
Speed, Accuracy and Precision –
All in One Package
The MultiStar family of products features Field Analyzers, a Multi-Tone
Radiated Immunity Test System and a Precision DSP EMI Receiver that all
utilize groundbreaking technology to perform multiple tasks simultaneously.
These products dramatically reduce test time, provide more information
and assure the highest degree of accuracy.
The MultiStar Field Analyzers measure modulated electric fields and CW
fields with a sampling rate of 1.5 million times per second. The MultiStar
Multi-Tone Radiated Immunity Test System tests multiple frequencies
concurrently, taking just minutes to perform tests that used to require
hours. The MultiStar Precision DSP Receiver can measure a signal using 4
CISPR detectors simultaneously, reducing test times from days to hours.
MultiStar Field Analyzer
MultiStar Precision DSP Receiver
MultiStar Multi-Tone Tester
MultiStar Multi-Tone Tester
Time Is Money,
Can You Afford To Lose Either?
Use Our MultiStar Multi-Tone Tester
New MultiStar Test System Makes RF Radiated Immunity Testing
Faster Than Ever!
Reduces Testing From Days to Hours
Model MT06000A
Multi-Tone RF Radiated Immunity System,
65 MHz - 6 GHz
The Model MT06000A (MultiStar Multi-Tone Tester) is a state-ofthe-art system designed to test RF Radiated Immunity faster than
ever before possible. By testing multiple frequencies (tones) at once,
test times can be reduced by a factor proportional to the number
of tones selected. The number of tones is only limited by the signal
generator bandwidth (150 MHz) and the size of the amplifier used
with the system.
Everything is contained in a single housing, which eliminates setup
issues. The software includes automated routines to calibrate the
field and maximize the speed of test (most tones possible) while
still meeting the Linearity and Harmonics requirements of the
specification. In the event of an EUT failure, margin investigation
(thresholding) and traditional single tone testing can be performed
causing a slowing of the test only in the areas of concern.
The MT06000A contains all the instruments needed to perform
radiated immunity testing for IEC 61000-4-3 specification except the
required amplifiers, antennas and directional couplers. Amplifiers
can be sized and selected based on your required field levels and
testing needs. Up to 4 RF amplifiers and directional couplers can
be controlled and monitored and power can be delivered to up to 4
antennas to generate the desired fields. The system contains a vector
signal generator, a vector signal analyzer, an RF pre-amplifier, an
RF field probe and monitor, an RF switch matrix, and automated
radiated immunity test software.
This system has the versatility needed for every test laboratory and
equipment manufacturer while adding the benefit of reduced
test times and greater throughput.
Complete Testing Solutions to the Following Standards:
• EN/IEC 61000-4-3
• EN/IEC 60601-1-2
• EN 50130-4
• EN 61000-6-1/2
• EN 55024
Improvements in Testing
1 Tone 2 Tone
4 Tone
6 Tone
8 Tone 10 Tone
Number of Tones
IEC 61000-4-3 1% step sizes, taking into account dwell time
* For More Information See Application Note #61 at
MultiStar Field Analyzer
Instant Gratification –
FA7000 Series Makes
Electric Field Measurements
Faster, Easier,
More Accurate Than Ever
The FA7000 series of Field Analyzers represents a
new patent-pending approach to more accurately
measure modulated electric fields as well as CW
electric fields. This innovative approach uses an
isotropic field sensor to sample the composite field
and transmit its amplitude digitally over optical fiber
to a processor unit. The sample rate of the FA7000
Field Analyzer is 1.5 million samples per second –
significantly faster than conventional RF field probes
– enabling them to accurately measure pulsed electric
fields in the microsecond range.
Each of the FA7000 series analyzer kits
provides a web-based, oscilloscope-type display of the
instantaneous electric field strength or power density
over time and calculates the minimum, maximum,
and average field strength of the waveform as
displayed. Each kit consists of an isotropic field
sensor, glass fiber-optic cabling, and a processor
unit. The processor unit stores all of the necessary
amplitude corrections for its associated field sensor.
Correction factors for many frequencies are
provided with each kit. These factors can be loaded
into the processor unit to automatically correct the
field readings at user-specified frequencies. When
correction factors are applied, the true accuracy of
this device is realized.
Embedded webpage
for viewing the
modulation envelope
of the measured
electric field
FA7006, FA7218, FA7040, &
FA7060 Processor Unit
FA7000 Series Processor Unit
Dimensions (W x H x D)
21.91 x 4.45 x 27.69 cm
1.36 kg
Operating Temperature Range
10°C to 40°C @ 5% to 95% RH non-condensing
Fiber Optic Connector
E2000 compact duplex (Yellow, keying #3)
Fiber Optic Cable length
20m (supplied with kit)
Max Fiber Optic length
100m (sold separately)
Remote Interfaces
LAN (Ethernet)
USB 2.0 (Test and Measurement class)
Fiber Optic Serial (FSMA connectors; Reserved for use with
FM7004A Field Monitor)
Max Remote Transfer Rate
20 queries per second
External Trigger Port
Threshold Voltage
Maximum Input Voltage
Minimum Pulse Width
Readout Display
Remote Interface
Compatible Web Browsers
Timebase Range
Scale Range
Trigger Modes
Edges (Threshold trigger)
Vertical Divisions
Horizontal Divisions
Embedded Web Application through PC (PC not included)
LAN (Ethernet)
Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox, Opera
1 µs/Div to 400 µs/Div
0.1 (V/m)/Div to 500 (V/m)/Div
Free Run, Internal (conventional threshold), External
Rising and Falling
Output Power
Shutdown Time
<1 ms after fiber disconnect
Power Requirements
Input Voltage
Input Current
Input type
90–260 VAC, 50–60Hz
IEC inlet with filter
Sample Rate
Max Record Length
Modulation Frequency Range
250 Hz to 750 kHz
Measurement Format
Composite only
Calibration Data
Accredited Calibration Report supplied with kit
FA7006 Field Sensor
FA7040, &
Field Sensor
FA7000 Series Field Sensors
FA7218 FA7040FA7060
Amplitude Accuracy1 ±1.0dB @ 10 MHz2
0.8dB, 100 kHz–1 GHz3,4
1.4dB, 1 GHz–6 GHz3,4
±1.0dB @ 10 MHz2
0.8dB, 2 MHz–1 GHz3,4
1.4dB, 1 GHz–18 GHz3,4
±1.0dB @ 10 MHz2 0.8dB, 2 MHz–1 GHz3,4
1.4dB, 1 GHz–40 GHz3,4
±1.0 dB @ 10 MHz2
0.95dB, 2 MHz–1 GHz3,4
1.5dB, 1 GHz–60 GHz3,4
Isotropic Deviation4,5 ±1.2dB @ 10 MHz ≤ 200V/m
±2.0dB @ 10 MHz > 200V/m
±1.0dB @ 10 MHz ≤ 200V/m
±2.0dB @ 10 MHz > 200V/m
±1.0dB @ 10 MHz ≤ 200V/m
±2.0dB @ 10 MHz > 200V/m
±1.0dB @ 10 MHz ≤ 200V/m
±2.0dB @ 10 MHz > 200V/m
Operating Range9
14–1400V/m 14–1400V/m14–1400V/m
Typical Analog Rise Time 6,7300nS
±0.5dB ±0.5dB±0.5dB
Minimum Pulse Width1 ms1 ms1 ms1 ms
Damage Level (CW)1000V/m
Temperature Stability
±1.0dB, 10°C–40°C 8
±1.0dB, 10°C–40°C 8
±1.0dB, 10°C–40°C 8
±1.0dB, 10°C–40°C 8
Approximate Dimensions (w x h x d)
5.7 x 5.7 x 5.7 cm
27.8 x 6.5 x 6.5 cm
27.8 x 6.5 x 6.5 cm
27.8 x 6.5 x 6.5 cm
150g 150g150g
Single axis aligned with field
Without correction factors applied
With correction factors applied
Typical expanded measurement uncertainty (95% confidence interval)
Measured at the ortho angle
10% – 90%
5% – 95% Relative humidity, non-condensing
Less than 50% duty
MultiStar Precision DSP Receiver
Introducing the NEW Precision
DSP Receiver: Amazing Speed,
Incredible Accuracy.
The DER2018 is a state-of-the-art DSP-based emissions receiver with an
integrated computer capable of reducing your valuable test time from days to
minutes. It is extremely easy to operate with all functions menu driven and
displayed on a supplied 23” widescreen monitor.
This digital receiver offers continuous coverage from 20 Hz to 18 GHz
with an instantaneous bandwidth of 140 MHz, and with the optional down
converter, coverage is up to 40 GHz.
Peak, Quasi-Peak, Average, and RMS-average detections are processed
simultaneously up to 8,192 frequency points and interpolated with a
proprietary algorithm to allow scans in seconds, catch short duration transient
disturbances, and identify emissions using a fast time base 3D display.
And if this wasn’t enough, it complies with CISPR-16-1-1 edition 3.0 2010-01
without any exceptions.
MultiStar Precision DSP Receiver
20 Hz-18 GHz, expandable to 40 GHz
The DER2018 Digital Emissions Receiver offers continuous
coverage from 20 Hz to 18 GHz with 140 MHz instantaneous
bandwidth. This receiver combines state-of-the-art sensitivity,
dynamic range, accuracy and convenience of operation.
It complies with CISPR-16-1-1 edition 3.0 2010-01 without
any exceptions.
The MultiStar Precision DSP Receiver system includes a
built-in computer and interfaces with standard data storage,
high resolution video devices and features a removable hard
drive. A 23” widescreen monitor, keyboard and mouse are
Emission Testing Solutions to the following standards:
• MIL-STD-461D, E & F
• DO160D, E & F
• CISPR 11/EN 55011
• CISPR 22/EN55022
• CISPR 14/EN55014
• FCC Part 15
140 MHz-wide, pre-selected, instantaneous bandwidth*
• Easy to use – all functions are easily accessible through a
graphical user interface.
• PEAK, QUASI-PEAK, AVERAGE, and RMSAVERAGE detections are processed simultaneously
at 8,192 frequency points and interpolated using a
proprietary algorithm.
These features enable the user to:
• D
isplay and record detector results as continuous
spectra with 10 Hz resolution
• S
weep 9 kHz - 30 MHz (CISPR bands A & B) in 2
seconds with all CISPR detectors
• P
rocess 30 - 1000 MHz (CISPR bands C & D)
in 7 seconds with all CISPR detectors
• Reduce multi-day tasks to minutes
• Catch short-duration transient disturbances
• Identify emissions using fast time base 3D display
• Internal wideband noise source expedites periodic
checking of the receiver’s amplitude response.
• Capability for user to set up, and save for future use, all of
the needed test parameters including limit lines, start/stop
frequencies, IF bandwidth, samples per bandwidth, dwell
time at each frequency, transducer correction table, input
attenuation, units to be used for the displayed level units,
and more.
*140 MHz instantaneous bandwidth is available in CISPR
bands C, D and E with - 6dB resolution bandwidth ≥
50 kHz. The entire CISPR bands A and B are covered
instantaneously with - 6dB bandwidths at least 100 Hz
and 9 kHz respectively. With narrower resolution
bandwidth settings, the instantaneous bandwidth is
proportionally reduced.
Receiver Accessories
CFE1840 Down Converter
18 – 40 GHz
LN1G18 Low Noise Pre-Amplifier
1 – 18 GHz
This low noise, high dynamic range down-converter translates
signals in the 18–26.5 GHz and 26.5–40 GHz bands (K
and Ka-bands) to the 4–18 GHz band for further processing
by a spectrum analyzer or an EMC test receiver such as the
The CFE1840 provides ample gain of RF signals to
accommodate long cable runs between the down converter
and the EMC test receiver, while maintaining a good noise
figure for the system. The CFE1840 has a stable, built-in noise
source to facilitate self-test and self-calibration operations. The
CFE1840 integrates seamlessly with the DER2018 EMI test
receiver, forming a 20 Hz to 40 GHz test system.
The Model LN1G18 is a broadband, self-contained linear
amplifier for laboratory applications requiring instantaneous
bandwidth and low noise. It has been designed specifically
for use with the DER2018 EMI receiver and ATH1G18 or
ATS700M11G antennas.
The LN1G18, with its low noise figure, can be used
to increase the sensitivity of receivers with relatively high
noise figures. It also is useful for amplifying low level signals
to more useful levels for driving power amplifiers and other
similar applications.
LT1000 Transient Limiter
10 Watts, 9 kHz - 100 MHz
The LT1000 Transient Limiter is used to protect and prevent
damage to the sensitive RF input of the DER2018 EMI
Receiver from power line disturbances when performing EMI
measurements. The LT1000 has a constant 10dB loss
in the 9kHz to 100 MHz frequency range as well as a high
pass filter to attenuate the power line frequency and its
respective harmonics.
Power Output +8 dBm at less than 1 dB gain compression
Frequency Response 1.0–18.0 GHz
20 dB min
Gain Flatness
±3 dB
Noise Figure
3 dB typical
Input Impedance
50 ohms, VSWR 3.0:1 max (1 – 2 GHz), 2.5:1 max (2 – 18 GHz)
Output Impedance
50 ohms, VSWR 2.5:1 max
Mismatch Tolerance100%, will operate without damage, foldback or oscillation with any
magnitude and phase of source and load impedance.
Modulation Capability
Will faithfully reproduce AM, FM, or pulse modulation appearing
on the input signal
Harmonic Distortion
–20 dBc max at +0 dBm output
Third Order Intercept Point
+20 dBm typical
Primary Power
7 – 20V, 250mA, fed thru RF cable or DC connector
RF Connectors
Input N (M) Precision
Output N (F) Precision
Size (approximate) WxHxD
6.35 x 3.56 x 17.4 cm (2.5 x 1.4 x 6.85 in.)
Radiated Emissions
Test Set-Up
With the addition of the MultiStar Precision DSP Receiver,
AR offers a faster, more precise turn-key solution for your
emission testing requirements. This state-of-the-art receiver
compliments AR’s robust lines of antennas, amplifiers,
converters, systems, LISNs, and system controllers. Sample
system designs with the corresponding AR model numbers
are provided for your convenience here. These designs
address general Radiated Emissions and Conducted
Emissions Testing systems. As always, AR Application
Engineers are available to assist you with your customized
design requirements. We will work with you to select the
appropriate system components, including cabling and
racks to match your current and future needs to maximize
performance and output integrity. AR is also available to
assist with installation and training to insure a successful
implementation of your solution.
AR continues to strive to be your one–stop solution provider.
Conducted Emission
Test Set-Up